Market Watch: VW Corrados make a big leap

Price bulletin, 10 March 2021.

Classic Cars magazine

by Phil Bell |

The latest move rockets VW's Eighties performance coupé into the top 10 Price Guide Movers On The Up in our latest issue.

A 25% jump moves rough examples to £800, with good, usable cars typically £1.65k and faultless examples £3.5k. Even at £5k for the very best, these long-underrated cars still look good value.

Buyers initially had the choice of normally-aspirated 16-valve and supercharged 8-valve 1.8-litre four-cylinder engines, which were expanded to two litres at the same time as the V6 option arrived in 2.9-litre or 2.8-litre capacities, depending on market. The G60 models took their name from G-Lader, VW speak for its G-shaped supercharger design also used on the Polo, Golf and Passat .

Despite the Corrado receiving great reviews by period road testers, uptake of these fine-handling and entertaining coupés was disappointing. By the time production halted in 1995, world-wide sales had failed to crack 100,000. Figures suggest that just 1300 survive on UK roads with more than twice that number laid up in assorted garages and on driveways.

Like its Scirocco predecessor, the Corrado's following lags behind that of the Golf, making one a smart choice for the buyer who wants an enjoyable modern classic to drive without obeying the cult of VW. Clearly the market is at last waking up to the Corrado's charms but there's still time to buy well if you don't hang about.

Price Guide Movers On The Up is part of 30 pages of market tips, analysis and buying advice in the latest issue of Classic Cars

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